Oregon teen pleads not guilty in family slaying

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon boy accused of killing his sister, foster mother and foster sister last fall has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated murder.
    
Court records show 16-year-old Kevin Adams entered the plea Thursday, and a Douglas County judge scheduled a February 2019 trial date.
    
Adams was arrested Nov. 7 after his foster father called dispatchers to report the killings in the unincorporated community of Lookingglass. Authorities found three bodies - 55-year-old Donya Adams, 26-year-old Amory Adams and 10-year-old Payshience Adams.
    
Sheriff's Lt. Chris Merrifield wrote in court papers that the boy told investigators he shot his relatives, and then waited for his foster father to return and call police.
    
The teen is being tried as an adult. He's ineligible for the death penalty, but could get life in prison.


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